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    Guide to Digital Photography with the DIGITAL CAMERA...

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    …and delete unwanted pictures… …while shooting …during playback Delete multiple pictures STEP 4—Install camera software Install software Get to know Nikon View 5 STEP 5—Enjoy your pictures… …with a computer …on a television A Flowchart Guide to Using Your Camera First Steps...

  • Page 3: Product Documentation

    CD provided with your camera. For information on viewing the Reference Manual, see “Connections” in this manual. Getting to Know the COOLPIX 2000 First Steps Taking Pictures Reviewing Pictures Getting Creative...

  • Page 4: For Your Safety

    For Your Safety To prevent damage to your Nikon product or injury to yourself or to others, read the following safety precautions in their entirety before using this equip- ment. Keep these safety instructions where all those who use the product will read them.

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    Use appropriate cables When connecting cables to the input and output jacks, use only the cables provided or sold by Nikon for the pur- pose, to maintain compliance with product regulations. Keep out of reach of children Particular care should be taken to pre- vent infants from putting the battery or other small parts into their mouths.

  • Page 6: Notices

    • Consult the dealer or an experienced ra- dio/television technician for help. • Nikon will not be held liable for any dam- ages resulting from the use of this prod- uct. • While every effort has been made to en-...

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    Systems Inc. Zip is a registered trademark of Iomega Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. All other trade names mentioned in this manual or the other documentation provided with your Nikon product are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Overview: About This Manual ... Familiarization: The Parts of the Camera and Their Functions ... Where to Find It—Parts of the COOLPIX 2000 ... How to Use It—Camera Controls and Displays ... First Steps: Getting Ready to Use Your Camera ...

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    Basic Playback: Playback Mode ... Full-Frame Playback ... Thumbnail Playback ... Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom ... Creating a Small Copy of a Picture: Small Picture ... Movie Playback ... Menu Guide: Using Camera Menus ... The Shooting Menu: Fine-Tuning Shooting Options ... Making Effective Use of Memory: Image Quality and Size ...

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  • Page 11: Introduction: Before You Begin

    Read this section for a description of how this manual is organized and for an explanation of the symbols and conventions used. Getting to Know the COOLPIX 2000 Bookmark this section and refer to it as you read through the manual for information on the names and functions of camera parts.

  • Page 12: Overview: About This Manual

    Thank you for your purchase of a COOLPIX 2000 digital camera. This manual has been written to help you enjoy taking digital photographs with your COOLPIX 2000. As you read through it, you will find explanations not only of how the camera works but also of why certain features have been included, and how they may be used to take photographs in many different situations.

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    • For users in the U.S.A.: • For users in Europe: • For users in Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, and Africa: Visit these sites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information, tips, answers to frequently-asked questions (FAQs), and general advice on digital imaging and photography.

  • Page 14: Familiarization: The Parts Of The Camera And Their Functions

    Familiarization Take a few moments to familiarize yourself with camera controls and displays. Where to Find It—Parts of the COOLPIX 2000 The parts of the camera are identified below. For more information on the function of each part, refer to the page numbers listed.

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    Flash-ready lamp ... 16, 20 Zoom ( / ) buttons ... 19, 42 (quick review) QUICK QUICK button ... 22, 66, 70, 72 MENU button ... 54, 65, 74 Memory card slot cover ... 10–11 Tripod socket Battery-chamber cover latch ... 9 Battery-chamber cover ...

  • Page 16: How To Use It-camera Controls And Displays

    How to Use It—Camera Controls and Displays A The Monitor The monitor is where you compose pictures before shooting. In shooting mode, the monitor shows the view through the camera lens. It also gives information on how the camera is set up. 1632 FINE AUTO...

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    The monitor is also used to view pictures after they have been taken. When a picture is displayed full screen, information about the image is shown super- imposed on the photo. 2002 2002 .08 .08 .05 .05 10 10 : 00 00 9999/9999 1632 FINE...

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    B The Multi Selector The multi selector is used to navigate through cam- era menus, to page through or select pictures during playback, scroll images during playback zoom, and to control the display of indicators in the monitor.

  • Page 19: First Steps: Getting Ready To Use Your Camera

    First Steps Before using your camera for the first time, you will need to complete the following steps. Step 1—Attach the Camera Strap Attach the strap as shown. Step 2—Insert Batteries Your camera is powered four LR6 (AA) alkaline, NiCad, or NiMH batteries. .1 Turn the camera off Turn the camera off before inserting or re- moving batteries.

  • Page 20: Step 3-insert The Memory Card

    Step 3—Insert the Memory Card The COOLPIX 2000 stores pictures on CompactFlash .1 Turn the camera off Turn the camera off before inserting or re- moving memory cards.

  • Page 21: Formatting Memory Cards

    .3 Insert the memory card Holding the camera with the monitor toward you, slide the card in face up until it is firmly seated in the contacts at the back of the slot. .4 Close the card-slot cover Fold the eject button over and close the memory card slot cover.

  • Page 22: Step 4-choose A Language

    Step 4—Choose a Language Camera menus and messages can be displayed in your choice of German, English, French, Japanese, and Spanish. To choose a language, make sure that the camera is on and then follow the steps below. MENU Shooting menu Setup menu Display camera menus SETUP MENU...

  • Page 23: Step 5-set The Time And Date

    Information on the time and date of recording is included with all pictures taken with your Nikon digital camera. To set the camera’s internal clock to the correct time and date, first display the SETUP menu (see Step 5), and then follow the steps below.

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    Any pictures taken before the time and date have been set will have a time stamp of “0000.00.00 00:00.” If the time and date have not been set, a flashing (“Date not set”) icon will be displayed in the top right corner of the monitor when the camera is in shooting mode.

  • Page 25: Tutorial: Getting Started

    Tutorial This chapter is divided into the following three sec- tions: Taking Pictures Read this section for a step-by-step guide to the basics of taking pictures with the COOLPIX 2000. STEP 1 Ready the Camera STEP 2 Adjust Camera Settings...

  • Page 26: Taking Pictures: The Basics

    Taking Pictures This section details the basic steps involved in taking pictures in mode. In this automatic, “point-and-shoot” mode, the majority of camera settings are controlled by the camera in response to shooting conditions, pro- ducing the best possible results in most situations. Step 1—Ready the Camera .1 Turn the mode dial to .2 Turn the camera on...

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    .3 Check indicators in the monitor Before shooting, check the battery level (A) and number of exposures remaining (B). Battery Level (A) The battery level is displayed as follows: Display — Batteries fully charged Camera functions normally. Warning ! ! Battery exhausted Number of Exposures Remaining (B)

  • Page 28: Step 2-adjust Camera Settings (optional)

    Step 2—Adjust Camera Settings (Optional) The following table shows the default settings for information, refer to the page numbers in the rightmost column. Setting Default Focus Autofocus mode Flash mode Auto Image NORMAL quality Image size 1632 Continuous Single Description Camera focuses automatically at distanc- es over 30 cm (1´).

  • Page 29: Step 3-frame The Picture

    Step 3—Frame the Picture .1 Ready the camera Hold the camera steadily in both hands. .2 Frame your subject Use the zoom buttons to frame your subject against the background. Zoom out Zoom in When the camera is zoomed in to maximum magnification, holding the button down for about two seconds extends the zoom range digi- tally (digital zoom;...

  • Page 30: Step 4-focus And Shoot

    Step 4—Focus and Shoot .1 Focus Press the shutter-release button halfway to set focus and expo- sure. With the shutter-release button pressed halfway, check the fo- cus indicator and flash-ready lamp. Green Focus indicator Flashes red Flash- ready Flickers lamp Getting Good Results with Autofocus Autofocus performs best when there is contrast between the subject and background and the subject is evenly lit.

  • Page 31: Step 5-turn The Camera Off

    .2 Take the picture Smoothly press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to take a picture. Step 5—Turn the Camera Off When you have finished using the camera, turn the camera off to save battery power. The lens will retract and the lens cover will close.

  • Page 32: Reviewing Pictures: Quick Review

    Reviewing Pictures Pictures can be played back using the setting the mode dial to tions that can be performed in quick review. For more information on play- back mode, see “Basic Playback” ( Quick Review Quick review allows you to view earlier pictures while shooting. If you are not satisfied with the results, you can take another picture immediately.

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    Press Delete current picture Zoom photo in Select current picture for transfer to a computer Hide or display photo info Shutter Return to release/ shooting mode QUICK QUICK Quick Review Quick review is not available when the mode dial is set to (playback mode).

  • Page 34: Thumbnail Review

    Thumbnail Review Pressing the ) button in quick review dis- plays a menu of four thumbnail images. The fol- lowing operations can be performed while thumb- nails are displayed: Press Highlight pictures Change number of pictures displayed Delete highlighted picture Select high- lighted picture for transfer to...

  • Page 35: Getting Creative: Choosing A Mode

    Getting Creative Your Nikon digital camera offers a choice of five “scene” modes for common compositions, such as portraits, landscapes, and close-ups, which require special combinations of settings that apply to any scene of the same type. When a scene is selected using the mode dial, camera settings are automatically ad- justed to produce optimal results for the selected composition, sparing you the necessity of adjusting camera settings one-by-one.

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    Portrait Use for portraits. Main subject stands out clearly while back- ground details are softened, lending the composition a sense of depth. • Degree of softening depends on amount of light available. Night Portrait Use for shots that provide a natural balance between the main subject and the background when shooting portraits against a backdrop of night scenery.

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    Focus Mode/Self-Timer Macro close-up and infinity ( (Beach/Snow) modes. In all other modes, the camera is set to focus automati- cally on subjects 30 cm (1´) or more from the camera. The self-timer is avail- able in all modes except Noise Reduction A special feature called “noise reduction”...

  • Page 39: Connections: Connecting To External Devices

    Printing Your Pictures Pictures taken with the COOLPIX 2000 can be printed in a variety of ways. For example, many photofinishers accept delivery of photographs on memory cards, floppy disks, or other removable media (contact your photofinisher for information on the type of media and file formats supported).

  • Page 40: Connecting To A Computer: Nikon View 5

    Before You Begin: Installing Nikon View 5 Before copying pictures to your computer, you will need to install Nikon View 5, an application that allows you to transfer pictures from the camera memory card to a computer hard disk and view them on the computer monitor.

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    In order to transfer pictures to your computer using the UC-E5 USB cable, the COOLPIX 2000 requires the version of Nikon View 5 provided with the cam- era. If you have a version of Nikon View that was included with another Nikon digital camera, you will need to upgrade to the version provided with the COOLPIX 2000.

  • Page 42: Making The Connection: Connecting To Your Computer

    Making the Connection: Connecting to Your Computer Once you have installed Nikon View 5, you are ready to transfer photographs and movies to your computer. Pictures can be transferred via a direct USB connection between the camera and computer, or by removing the memory card from the camera and inserting it in a card reader or PC card slot.

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    Transferring More than 999 Pictures No more than 999 pictures can be transferred at one time using the button. To copy more pictures, use Nikon View 5. See the Nikon View 5 Reference Manual (on CD) for details. ) button to display the 48).

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    Press the ) button When the camera is connected and turned on, Nikon View 5 will start automatically (see the reference CD for details). Once Nikon View 5 has started, press the gin copying the pictures selected in Step 2 to the computer.

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    Pictures can not be transferred using the Use the button in Nikon View 5 to transfer pictures. See the Nikon View 5 Reference Manual (on CD) for details. The camera can be used to transfer images in Mac OS X 10.1.3 or later.

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    (see note below), and then insert the adapter into the PC card slot. If you are using a card reader, insert the memory card directly into the card reader. If installed, Nikon View 5 will detect cards from Nikon digital cameras and start automatically. See the Nikon View 5 Reference Manual (on CD) for informa- tion on transferring pictures to your computer.

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    Removing the Memory Card Be sure that transfer is complete before removing memory cards from the card reader or PC card slot. Before removing the memory card from a PC card slot or card reader, you will need to remove the card from the system: Windows XP Home Edition/Windows XP Professional Click the “Safely Remove Hardware”...

  • Page 48: Connecting To A Television Or Vcr: Television Playback

    Connecting to a Television or VCR Using the video cable provided with your camera, you can connect the COOLPIX 2000 to a television or VCR. Turn the camera off Turn the camera off before connecting or disconnecting the video cable. Connect the video cable to the camera Insert the pin jack into the camera’s video out connector.

  • Page 49: Beyond Point-and-shoot: Adjusting Camera Settings

    Beyond Point- and-Shoot Adjusting Camera Settings In “Tutorial: Taking Pictures,” you learned the basic order of operations for taking pictures in mode. This chapter offers advice on focus and flash mode selection, zoom, and the self-timer. (auto)

  • Page 50: Button

    Focus-Mode Selection The camera automatically adjusts focus for objects 30 cm (1´) or more from the lens. Two other op- tions for objects that are very close to or far from the camera are available in (Beach/Snow) modes. To select the focus mode, press the button until the desired mode is dis- played in the status bar in the bottom of the moni-...

  • Page 51: Delaying Shutter Release: Self-timer Mode

    Delaying Shutter Release The self-timer is used to delay shutter release until either ten or three seconds after the shutter-release button is pressed all the way down. Use the ten- second timer for self-portraits, the three second-timer to prevent blurring caused by the camera moving when the shutter-release button is pressed.

  • Page 52: Framing Pictures: Optical And Digital Zoom

    Framing Pictures Your Nikon digital camera offers two kinds of zoom: optical zoom, in which the camera’s telescoping lens can be used to magnify the subject up to 3 , and digital zoom, in which digital processing is used to further magnify the image up to 2.5 .

  • Page 53: Button

    Flash Photography (auto), (Portrait), and modes, you can choose from the flash modes listed in the table below. To select the flash mode, press button until the desired mode is dis- played in the monitor. Mode How it works Flash fires when light- Auto ing is poor.

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    (Camera Shake) Icon When lighting is poor and the flash is off ( ) or set to slow sync ( shutter speeds will slow and pictures may be blurred. If the shutter speed required for exposure is very slow, a (camera shake) icon will appear in the monitor.

  • Page 55: Basic Playback: Playback Mode

    Basic Playback This section details the operations that can be per- formed when the mode dial is set to mode). Playback Mode (playback...

  • Page 56: Full-frame Playback

    Full-Frame Playback When the mode dial is turned to enters playback mode with the most recent pic- ture displayed in the monitor. The following operations can be performed in playback mode: Press View other pictures View multiple pictures Delete current picture Zoom photo in...

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    Image File and Folder Names Pictures taken with the COOLPIX 2000 are identified by file names that begin with “DSCN” or, in the case of pictures created with the small picture function 50), “SSCN,” followed by a four-digit file number from 0001 to 9999 assigned automatically in ascending order by the camera.

  • Page 58: Thumbnail Playback

    Thumbnail Playback Pressing the ) button in full-frame playback displays a menu of four thumbnail images. The following operations can be performed while thumbnails are displayed: Press Highlight pictures Change number of pictures displayed Delete highlighted picture Select high- lighted picture for transfer to a computer Description...

  • Page 59: Taking A Closer Look: Playback Zoom

    Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom Use the ) button to zoom in on photos dis- played in full-frame playback (playback zoom can not be used with movies or copies created with the small picture function). Press Zoom photo in Zoom photo View other areas of image...

  • Page 60: Creating A Small Copy Of A Picture: Small Picture

    Creating a Small Copy of a Picture: Small Picture Pressing the SMALL PIC. ( ) button in full-frame playback creates a small copy of the current picture. Copies are 320 image quality of BASIC, making them ideal for distribution by e-mail or for use in web pages.

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    The COOLPIX 2000 may not be able to create small copies from images taken with another make of camera. Viewing Small Picture Files on Other Cameras Copies created with the small picture function may not display correctly when viewed on other models of Nikon digital camera.

  • Page 62: Movie Playback

    Movie Playback Movies are indicated by a playback, movies can be viewed using the multi selector. Movies can not be played back when thumbnails are displayed. Press Start playback Pause/resume playback Advance Rewind icon. In full-frame 2002 2002 .08 .08 .06 .06 15 : 00 00 Description icon displayed while movie loads.

  • Page 63: Menu Guide: Using Camera Menus

    Menu Guide Changes to some shooting, playback, and setup options are made with the help of menus that ap- pear in the monitor. The Shooting Menu This section describes the options in the shooting menu, which is available when the mode dial is set (auto) or scene modes.

  • Page 64: The Shooting Menu: Fine-tuning Shooting Options

    The Shooting Menu In shooting mode, changes to some settings are made with the help of the shooting menu. To make selections from the shooting menu: MENU Shooting menu Setup menu Press MENU button SHOOTING MENU SHOOTING MENU FINE Image quality 1632 Image size White balance...

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    The options available in the shooting menu depend on the mode selected. No menu is available in movie mode. SHOOTING MENU SHOOTING MENU FINE Image quality 1632 Image size Scene mode SHOOTING MENU SHOOTING MENU FINE Image quality 1632 Image size White balance Metering Continuous...

  • Page 66: Making Effective Use Of Memory: Image Quality And Size

    Making Effective Use of Memory: Image Quality and Size Together, image quality and size determine how much space each picture occupies on the memory card, which in turn determines the total number of pictures that can be stored. The table below shows the approximate number of pictures that can be stored on eight- and sixteen-megabyte memory cards at different combinations of image quality and size.

  • Page 67: Image Size

    Image Size Image size refers to the physical dimensions of the image, measured in pixels. Choose an image size according to the space available on the memory card and the task at hand. Option Size (pixels) 1632 1,632 1,224 1024 1,024 768 640 480 The current image quality and size settings are dis-...

  • Page 68: Keeping Colors True: White Balance

    Keeping Colors True: White Balance White balance is used to preserve natural colors under different types of lighting. The following options are available: Option Auto White bal preset Fine Incandescent Fluorescent Cloudy Speedlight At settings other than Auto, the current white balance setting is shown in the monitor.

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    Preset White Balance Preset white balance is used to adjust white bal- ance when shooting under mixed lighting or to compensate for light sources with a strong color cast (for example, to make pictures taken under a lamp with a red shade look as though they had been taken under white light).

  • Page 70: Measuring Light: Metering

    Measuring Light: Metering The options in the metering menu determine how the camera sets exposure. Option Matrix Spot Center-weighted At settings other than Matrix, the current meter- ing setting is indicated by an icon in the monitor. How it works C o m p a re s m e a s u re - ments from sixty areas of frame with library of typ-...

  • Page 71: Taking Pictures In A Sequence: Continuous

    Taking Pictures in a Sequence: Continuous The options in the “continuous” menu are used to take pictures in a continuous sequence. This can be useful when, for example, you are trying to capture a fleeting expression on a portrait sub- ject, or photograph a subject that is moving un- predictably.

  • Page 72: Getting Sharper Pictures: Bss (best Shot Selector)

    Getting Sharper Pictures: BSS (Best Shot Selector) The “Best Shot Selector” (BSS) is recommended for situations in which inadvertent camera movement can produce blurred pictures, for example when: • the camera is zoomed in • the flash can not be used although lighting is poor BSS may not produce the desired results with a moving subject or if you change the composition while the shutter-release button is pressed all the way down.

  • Page 73: Adjusting Exposure: Exp

    Adjusting Exposure: Exp. +/– The Exp. +/– (exposure compensation) menu al- lows you to alter exposure from the value sug- gested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. At values other than 0, exposure compensation is shown in the monitor. Choosing an Exposure Compensation Value As a rule of thumb, select positive values when large areas of the frame are very bright (for example, when photographing an expanse of sunlit water,...

  • Page 74: Making Edges More Distinct: Image Sharpening

    Making Edges More Distinct: Image Sharpening The camera automatically processes pictures to emphasize the borders between light and dark ar- eas of each picture, making the image seem sharper. As this processing takes place after shoot- ing, the effects of sharpening cannot be previewed in the monitor, but they will be visible in the final picture.

  • Page 75: The Playback Menu: Managing Pictures

    The Playback Menu The playback menu is available when the mode dial is set to playback menu: MENU Playback menu Setup menu Press MENU button PLAYBACK MENU Delete Slide show Protect Print set Auto transfer Display playback menu The playback menu contains the following options: PLAYBACK MENU Delete Slide show...

  • Page 76: Deleting Pictures: Delete

    Deleting Pictures: Delete The Delete menu contains the following options: Option Delete selected photo- Selected images graphs and movies. Erase all images Delete all pictures. Deleting Selected Photographs and Movies Choosing Selected images from the Delete menu displays the pictures on the memory card as thumbnail images.

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    Deleting All Photographs and Movies Selecting Erase all images from the Delete menu displays the confirmation dialog shown at right. Option Return to playback menu without deleting pictures. Delete all unprotected pictures on memory card. Selecting Pictures for Deletion No more than fifty pictures can be selected at one time using the Delete > Selected images option.

  • Page 78: Automated Playback: Slide Show

    Automated Playback: Slide Show Use this option to play pictures back one after the other in an automated “slide show.” The slide show menu contains the following options: Option Slide show includes only the pictures in the current print Selected images order ( All images Slide show includes all pictures on the memory card.

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    Changing the Display Interval Selecting Frame Intvl from the SLIDE SHOW or PAUSE menus displays the menu shown at right. To change the length of time each image is dis- played, highlight the desired option and then press the multi selector to the right to restart the slide show.

  • Page 80: Safeguarding Valuable Pictures: Protect

    Safeguarding Valuable Pictures: Protect Selecting Protect from the playback menu displays the menu shown at right, where you can select pictures to protect from accidental deletion. Pro- tected files can not be deleted in review, single- image playback, or from the Delete sub-menu. Note, however, that protected pictures will be de- leted when the memory card is formatted.

  • Page 81: Ordering Prints: Print Set

    Ordering Prints: Print Set Selecting Print set from the playback menu dis- plays the menu shown at right. Using the Print option, you can specify the pictures to be printed, the number of prints, and the information to be included on each print. This information is stored on the memory card in Digital Print Order Format (DPOF).

  • Page 82: Selecting Pictures For Printing

    PRINT QUICK PRINT SET Done Info Date Done Cancelling the Current Print Order To cancel the current print order when it is no longer needed, select Delete print set from the print set menu. Selecting Pictures for Printing No more than fifty pictures can be selected at one time . At the fifty-first picture, the message “Image cannot be saved”...

  • Page 83: Marking All Pictures For Transfer: Auto Transfer

    999 pictures can be marked for transfer ( tures, Nikon View 5 can be used to transfer all pictures on the memory card. See the Nikon View 5 Reference Manual (on CD) for details.

  • Page 84: The Setup Menu: Camera Setup

    The Setup Menu The setup menu, which is available in all modes except movie mode, contains options for basic camera setup. To display the setup menu: MENU Shooting menu Setup menu Press MENU button SETUP MENU Brightness CF card format Date Auto off Video mode...

  • Page 85: Adjusting Monitor Brightness: Brightness

    Adjusting Monitor Brightness: Brightness This option controls monitor brightness. Press the multi selector up or down to increase or decrease the brightness of the monitor by moving the ar- row to the right of the display up or down. Formatting Memory Cards: CF Card Format The memory card provided with your camera is formatted at shipment.

  • Page 86: Conserving Battery Power: Auto Off

    Conserving Battery Power: Auto Off When operated on battery power, the camera will turn off automatically if no operations are per- formed for the amount of time chosen in the Auto off menu. When the camera turns off automati- cally, the lens will return to the camera body and the lens cover will close.

  • Page 87: Choosing A Usb Protocol: Usb

    Pictures can not be transferred using the Use the button in Nikon View 5 to transfer pictures. See the Nikon View 5 Reference Manual (on CD) for details. The camera can be used to transfer images in Mac OS X 10.1.3 or later.

  • Page 88

    Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Millennium Edition (Me), Windows 98 Second Edition (SE), Mac OS 9 Do not select PTP when connecting the COOLPIX 2000 to a computer run- ning one of the above operating systems (there is no need to change the USB setting when using the camera for the first time, as Mass Storage is selected at shipment).

  • Page 89: Technical Notes: Camera Care, Options, And Resources

    Notes Camera Care, Options, and Resources This chapter provides tips on cleaning and storing your camera, a list of optional accessories available for the COOLPIX 2000, information on where to get help on line, troubleshooting advice, and cam- era specifications.

  • Page 90: Optional Accessories

    Monitor hood Approved Memory Cards In addition to the card provided with your camera, the following memory cards have been tested and approved for use in the COOLPIX 2000: Nikon EC-CF series SanDisk SDCFB series 4 USB series...

  • Page 91: Caring For The Camera And Battery

    Caring for the Camera and Battery To ensure continued enjoyment of your Nikon product, observe the following precautions when using or storing the device: Keep dry The device will be damaged if immersed in water or subjected to high levels of moisture.

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    Storage When storing the for an extended period, choose a location with a humidity of under 60% and a temperature of between –10 C (14 F) and +50 C (122 F). Cleaning For optimum results when cleaning the lens or monitor, use a blower to re- move dust and debris.

  • Page 93: Web Resources

    • For users in Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, and Africa: For Contact Information Contact information for the Nikon representative in your area may be found at: Troubleshooting If your camera fails to function as expected, check the list of common prob- lems below before consulting your retailer or Nikon representative.

  • Page 94

    • Flash-ready lamp flickers: flash is charging. • Message “Memory Card is not formatted” appears in monitor: memory card is not formatted for use in COOLPIX 2000. • Message “No Memory Card” appears in monitor: no memory card in camera.

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    • Camera is not registered in Device Manager reader or card slot See Nikon View 5 Reference Manual (on CD) for fur- ther information on troubleshooting Nikon View 5. Possible cause when: – Camera is in movie mode –...

  • Page 96: Error Messages

    Memory card has not not formatted b e e n f o r m a t t e d f o r Format use in COOLPIX 2000. Problem Set clock calendar to current date and time. Turn camera off and replace battery.

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    HI. Problem • Use approved card. • Check that connectors are clean. If card is damaged, contact retailer or Nikon rep- resentative. • Reduce image quality or size. • Delete photographs. • Insert new memory card. Disconnect camera, delete un- wanted photographs and try again.

  • Page 98

    (available separately), disconnect and reconnect the adapter and turn the camera on again. In the event of continued malfunction, contact your retailer or Nikon representative. Note that disconnecting the power source as described above may result in loss of any data not recorded to the memory card at the time the problem occurred.

  • Page 99: Specifications

    File system Compression Exposure Metering Exposure control Range (ISO 100 equivalent) E2000 digital camera 2.0 million ˝ high-density CCD; total pixels: 2.11 million • 1632 1224 (1632) • 1024 768 (1024) Zoom Nikkor F = 5.8 – 17.4 mm (35-mm [135] camera format equiv- alent: 38 –...

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    • EH-53 AC adapter (available separately) Approximately 60 minutes (measured at room temper- ature [20 C/68 F] under standard Nikon test condi- tions: zoom adjusted with each shot, flash used in ap- proximately one third of photographs, image size set to 1632, image quality set to NORMAL) 69 38 mm (4.2˝...

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    25 MB required for installation, with additional free disk space of 10 MB plus double the capacity of camera memory card avail- able on system disk when Nikon View 5 is running. Video resolution 800 600 or better with High Color (True Color recommended)

  • Page 102: Index

    Close ups. See focus mode, macro close-up, 40 CompactFlash ™ card. See memory card Compression. See image qual- Computer. See Nikon View 5; transfer Continuous, 61 Copying images. See small pic- ture; transfer Date, 13 DCF. See Design rule for Cam-...

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    Night Portrait. See shooting mode, Night Portrait Nikon View 5, i, 30 system requirements for, 91 Noise, 27 Noise reduction, 27 NORMAL, 56 Number of exposures remain- ing, 6, 17 On/off. See Power switch Optional accessories, 80 Party/Indoor. See shooting...

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    Printed in Japan S2G04000301(11) 6MAA2611-03...

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